Those two rivals are playing each other with lots of poise and defenses know the offenses pretty well. That is the reason that when playing out of division rivals the Rockets are flying and let the other team fly as well. But in two encounters so far this season the teams played under both times. Regardless of that fact – LVSC released the line almost similar to the last game in Houston at 199.5 (previously 199) and the books doctored it to 198. But soon after the line climbed half a point up due to public sentiment for the Over due to the Rockets recent offensive valor from one side and due to the tricky line released by LVSC on the other (sharps).
Instead of getting into the heads of LVSC and the books doctoring – I’d choose to take a play on the first half totals as the Rockets are performance team and like to get the crowd into the game early. The Grizzlies may have the defensive take on the game but that will surely show in the second half rather than the first as we all saw how the Rockets can be anemic in the second half.
This is a 5 unit play.
Over 99 First Half -110